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People in Montréal attend a demonstration on May 15, 2021, to denounce Israel’s military actions in the Palestinian territories. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

University presidents’ trip to Israel undermines academic freedom and democracy

When universities are seen as favouring one position on the Palestine/Israel issue, their ability to uphold academic freedom as a fundamental tenet of democracy is jeopardized.
Research suggests labour strikes at universities get scant media coverage, both in Canada and the United States. In this December 2022 photo, graduate student instructors and researchers picket at University of California, Berkeley. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)

Why labour strife at universities should concern us all

Labour unrest at universities is a matter of public interest. That’s why support for local, independent media outlets to provide in-depth coverage of university strikes is so important.
At corporations and organizations like universities, policies meant to promote equity, diversity and inclusion are being used to enhance wealth and status. (Sam Balye, Unsplash)

How equity, diversity and inclusion policies are becoming a tool for capitalism

Equity, diversity and inclusion policies are being used to obtain status and financial benefit. It’s the very antithesis of EDI as a tool for democratic and equitable citizenship.
Research has found people with ethnic-sounding names have felt they need to use more “English-friendly” names to be considered for job interviews. shutterstock

What is a name microaggression and could you be doing it without knowing?

Name microaggression refers to negative assumptions about people with ethnic-sounding birth names. This can lead to bigger acts of discrimination, which causes harm to people with these names.

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